38 Weeks Pregnant – Progress

The bump:

I don’t really think my belly is changing much at this point. I read that sometimes with second pregnancies you don’t fully “drop” until you are in active labor. But I can tell that B has officially run out of room in there. He is lopsided most of the time with his feet pushing the right side of my belly as far as it will stretch. Looks freaky!

Just a quick update today to keep everyone in the loop. I came down with a bad head cold this week and I have been miserable. Itchy and watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose and now it’s moving down to my throat and chest. Can I just say that sneezing and coughing while 38 weeks pregnant does not mix. I’m sure you can figure out what I mean!

So instead of hoping to meet Baby B sooner than later I’ve been crossing my legs and praying he stays put until this yucky sickness goes away. I want to be well and have more energy for when labor begins!

I had my weekly appointment today and progress has definitely been made. I was last checked at 35 weeks due to stress and contractions and was 1.5 cm dilated and 50% effaced. I am now 3 cm dilated and 75% effaced. Baby’s head has moved down a lot more than last time. Again, I know I could still be pregnant for two more weeks. I’m okay with that. I’m not very comfortable at all but as long as the doctor doesn’t recommend being induced like last time I’m just going to try to let things happen on their own.

So that’s it for this week! I promise I’ll try to let everyone know when “it’s time!” Can’t wait to say those two little words!!!

Comments

  1. jenni says

    You look great mama! Brynn is in the same position with her feet always sticking out to the right, making my belly look lopsided!

    Our baby B's are very comfy in there, I guess ;) Maybe they'll both come on their own!!

    3cm and 75% is awesome!

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